Orangeriet (Norrmälarstrand Kajplats 464, Stockholm) – located at the Norr Mälarstrand seafront, this bar is unique, since it comes across as a combination botanical garden and bar (with plants big and small, including olive trees, throughout the premises). During the summer, patrons jostle for a spot on the terrace to watch the sun set. Note […]
Och Himlen Därtill (Götgatan 78, Stockholm) – located on top of a skyscraper in the city’s Södermalm section, this is a trendy sky bar that offers a panoramic view of Stockholm. There’s also a restaurant for those who get hungry.
Le Bon Palais (Barnhusgatan 12, Stockholm) – for those into retro music, this is a great venue. Its DJs play such music from the 70s, 80s & 90s. Local radio station “Vinyl 107” helps organize the “Vinylbaren Club” club event every Friday evening. Needless to say, patrons here tend to be 30 and above.
Icebar Stockholm by Icehotel (Vasaplan 4, Stockholm) – this is the bar that started the wave of “ice bars” seen in different cities around the world (including balmy Las Vegas). This bar is made of ice from the world-famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Lapland. Everything except the drinks themselves is made of ice, with the temperature […]
Hells Kitchen (Sturegatan 4, Stockholm) – this club has its own following, since it’s one of the few nightspots that stays open after 3 am (while other clubs then to close up by then). Much of what’s played here is House music and other forms of dance music.
Debaser Slussen (Karl johans torg 1, Stockholm) – this is an outdoor venue that holds mainly rock shows (from pop to heavy metal), but other types of music are featured here, too (like Soul music). It attracts mainly a 20-something crowd, and it’s a strictly happening in the Summertime.
Zink Grill (Biblioteksgatan 5, Stockholm) – this French bistro gets its name from the imported zinc bar counter that acts as an attraction unto itself. Since this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it menu ranges from Continental breakfast and charcuterie specialties to charcoal-grilled meat and delicious desserts.
Villa Källhagen (Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 10, Stockholm) – this restaurant, which serves mainly Swedish cuisine, has a following among those who like its location: a view of the Djurgård canal just outside the restaurant’s windows. It also has a wine cellar.
Trattorian (Norr Mälarstrand, Kajplats 464, Stockholm) – celebrity restaurateurs Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet are behind this popular Italian restaurant, which serves a variety of such dishes, like wild prawns with garlic; ravioli all’agnello; gnocchi alla sorrentina; linguine alle vongole (with soft-shell clams); grilled sea bass with anchovy & garlic; and cotoletta di agnello (lamb […]
The Flying Elk (Mälartorget 15, Stockholm) – this two-star restaurant is a blend of Swedish and British pub cultural influences. A number of patrons come here for dishes such as the Truffle Mac & Cheese, and Fish & Chips, and even the spicy burger laced with horseradish.